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Amy D. White is a trial attorney in the Litigation Department. Her state and federal practice is focused on business and commercial litigation, with specific experience in the area of product liability, premises liability, construction, and medical malpractice defense. Her practice also includes appellate work, including the noteworthy case of Christian v. Gray, in which the Oklahoma Supreme Court adopted the Daubert standard of admissibility regarding expert testimony.

Amy’s achievements have earned her recognition in the legal industry – most recently she was named as a Fellow of the the Litigation Counsel of America. In 2021, she was named to the Super Lawyers 2021 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers List Top 25. In 2012, she was named to Benchmark Litigation’s inaugural list of Top 250 Women in Litigation and Oklahoma City University Law Review honored her with its Outstanding Alumna Award. Amy is also a member of the Phillips Murrah Diversity Committee.

Prior to graduating cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Amy worked as an intern for the U. S. White House and also with the governors office in Tennessee. She later served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Tim Leonard, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, while in law school.

Amy was born and raised in East Tennessee, but has called Oklahoma home for over 20 years.

Education

  • University of Tennessee (B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 1997)
  • Oklahoma City University (J.D., summa cum laude, 2001)

Admissions

  • 2001, Oklahoma
  • 2001, U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
  • 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • 2001, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Tenth Circuits
  • 2001, U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota

Professional Organizations

  • Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board (2007-2008)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow, 2019)
  • Member, Trial Law Institute – LCA
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute – LCA
  • The William J. Holloway American Inn of Court (Master of the Bench)

Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in premises liability action and affirmed on appeal following oral argument by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prescott v. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., Case No. CIV-18-121-SLP, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma; Case No. 19-6056, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in premises liability action. Phillips v. Target Corporation, Case No. CIV-16-527-D, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma.
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in premises liability action. Nipper v. TA Operating, LLC, Case No. CJ-2015-6545, District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.
  • Represented defendant in case addressing the constitutionality of the Employee Injury Benefit Act (Opt Out Act), 85A Okla. Stat. § 201-213. Vasquez v. Dillard’s, Inc., 381 P3d 768 (Okla. 2016).
  • Successfully represented restaurant defendant in alleged personal injury action. Byrne v. Taco Bell of America, LLC, Case No. CIV-2017-361-R, U.S.DC Western District of Oklahoma.
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant, a manufacturer of agricultural tractors, in a product liability and personal injury action brought by the plaintiff who was run over while starting his tractor. Oliver v. CNH America LLC, et al., Case No. CJ-2009-30, District Court of Grant County, State of Oklahoma
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant on all issues, including alleged design defects and failure to warn, in product liability and wrongful death claim involving rollover and fire on a Ford 8-N tractor. Wicker ex. rel. Estate of Wicker v. Ford Motor Co., 393 F. Supp. 2d 1229 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • Represented a defendant in a product liability action involving a tractor with an inoperable neutral start switch. Craig v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. CIV-04-1222C, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma
  • Represented a defendant in a product liability case involving a pharmaceutical drug. Ferguson v. Genentech, Inc., et al., Case No. CIV-13-794-C, U.S.D.C Western District of Oklahoma.
  • Represented a plaintiff alleging infringement of a patent relating to the oil industry. Pollution Control Corporation v. Renegade Oilfield Products, LLC, Case No. CIV-11-00494-R, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma
  • Represented a defendant in patent litigation case relating to online banking. Secure Axcess, LLC v. Bank of America Corp., et al., Case No. CV-10-670, U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Texas, Tyler
  • Represented a defendant in patent litigation case. MacroSolve, Inc. v. Brazos Technology Corporation, et al., Case No. CV-11-101, U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division
  • Persuaded the Oklahoma Supreme Court to adopt the Daubert standards for expert witnesses, paving the way for Oklahoma state courts to apply the Daubert line of cases in Oklahoma civil proceedings. Christian v. Gray, 2003 OK 10, 65 P.3d 591
  • Obtained dismissal of a telecommunications defendant in a case where the plaintiff sought to impose liability on a cell phone retailer based on an automobile driver’s use of a cell phone at the time of the accident. Trial court’s decision affirmed on appeal by the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. The Estate of Doyle v. Sprint/Nextel Corp., 2011 OK CIV APP 22
  • Obtained defense verdict and judgment on counterclaim for manufacturer in trial over contract to design and manufacture a test stand for hydraulic valves. REN v. Case Corporation, Case No. CIV-01-1262-R, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant pastor and church in defamation case. Judgment affirmed on appeal. Trice v. Burress, 2006 OK CIV APP 79, 137 P.3d 1253
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of affected landowners in an annexation dispute with an Oklahoma municipality. Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Inc., et al. v. City of Durant, Oklahoma, Case No. CV-07-00242, District Court of Bryan County, State of Oklahoma
  • Obtained summary judgment on successor liability and fraudulent transfer claims. State of Oklahoma, ex rel. John Doak, Insurance Commissioner v. Patrick Montgomery, et al., Case No. CIV-11- 864-C, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma
  • Represented insurance companies in bad faith cases. Maune v. Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company, Case No. CJ-06-5885, District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma; Cole v. United American Insurance Company, et al., Case No. C-07-674, District Court of Pontotoc County, State of Oklahoma; Hogin v. Reassure American Life Insurance Company, Case CIV-06-112-R, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma

Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers®: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (2022-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Commercial Litigation (2019-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2019-present)
  • Litigation Counsel of America: Fellow (2018-2019)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: (2016-2019)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Rising Star (2009, 2012-2015)
  • Benchmark Litigation: Future Star (2013-2015)
  • Benchmark Litigation: Inaugural “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list (2012)
  • Oklahoma City University Law Review: Outstanding Alumna Award (2012)
  • Super Lawyers 2021 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers List Top 25

Publications

Amy D. White is a trial attorney in the Litigation Department. Her state and federal practice is focused on business and commercial litigation, with specific experience in the area of product liability, premises liability, construction, and medical malpractice defense. Her practice also includes appellate work, including the noteworthy case of Christian v. Gray, in which the Oklahoma Supreme Court adopted the Daubert standard of admissibility regarding expert testimony.

Amy’s achievements have earned her recognition in the legal industry – most recently she was named as a Fellow of the the Litigation Counsel of America. In 2021, she was named to the Super Lawyers 2021 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers List Top 25. In 2012, she was named to Benchmark Litigation’s inaugural list of Top 250 Women in Litigation and Oklahoma City University Law Review honored her with its Outstanding Alumna Award. Amy is also a member of the Phillips Murrah Diversity Committee.

Prior to graduating cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Amy worked as an intern for the U. S. White House and also with the governors office in Tennessee. She later served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Tim Leonard, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, while in law school.

Amy was born and raised in East Tennessee, but has called Oklahoma home for over 20 years.

  • University of Tennessee (B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 1997)
  • Oklahoma City University (J.D., summa cum laude, 2001)
  • 2001, Oklahoma
  • 2001, U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma
  • 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • 2001, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Tenth Circuits
  • 2001, U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Board (2007-2008)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow, 2019)
  • Member, Trial Law Institute – LCA
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute – LCA
  • The William J. Holloway American Inn of Court (Master of the Bench)
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in premises liability action and affirmed on appeal following oral argument by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prescott v. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., Case No. CIV-18-121-SLP, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma; Case No. 19-6056, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in premises liability action. Phillips v. Target Corporation, Case No. CIV-16-527-D, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma.
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant in premises liability action. Nipper v. TA Operating, LLC, Case No. CJ-2015-6545, District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.
  • Represented defendant in case addressing the constitutionality of the Employee Injury Benefit Act (Opt Out Act), 85A Okla. Stat. § 201-213. Vasquez v. Dillard’s, Inc., 381 P3d 768 (Okla. 2016).
  • Successfully represented restaurant defendant in alleged personal injury action. Byrne v. Taco Bell of America, LLC, Case No. CIV-2017-361-R, U.S.DC Western District of Oklahoma.
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant, a manufacturer of agricultural tractors, in a product liability and personal injury action brought by the plaintiff who was run over while starting his tractor. Oliver v. CNH America LLC, et al., Case No. CJ-2009-30, District Court of Grant County, State of Oklahoma
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant on all issues, including alleged design defects and failure to warn, in product liability and wrongful death claim involving rollover and fire on a Ford 8-N tractor. Wicker ex. rel. Estate of Wicker v. Ford Motor Co., 393 F. Supp. 2d 1229 (10th Cir. 2005)
  • Represented a defendant in a product liability action involving a tractor with an inoperable neutral start switch. Craig v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. CIV-04-1222C, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma
  • Represented a defendant in a product liability case involving a pharmaceutical drug. Ferguson v. Genentech, Inc., et al., Case No. CIV-13-794-C, U.S.D.C Western District of Oklahoma.
  • Represented a plaintiff alleging infringement of a patent relating to the oil industry. Pollution Control Corporation v. Renegade Oilfield Products, LLC, Case No. CIV-11-00494-R, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma
  • Represented a defendant in patent litigation case relating to online banking. Secure Axcess, LLC v. Bank of America Corp., et al., Case No. CV-10-670, U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Texas, Tyler
  • Represented a defendant in patent litigation case. MacroSolve, Inc. v. Brazos Technology Corporation, et al., Case No. CV-11-101, U.S.D.C. Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division
  • Persuaded the Oklahoma Supreme Court to adopt the Daubert standards for expert witnesses, paving the way for Oklahoma state courts to apply the Daubert line of cases in Oklahoma civil proceedings. Christian v. Gray, 2003 OK 10, 65 P.3d 591
  • Obtained dismissal of a telecommunications defendant in a case where the plaintiff sought to impose liability on a cell phone retailer based on an automobile driver’s use of a cell phone at the time of the accident. Trial court’s decision affirmed on appeal by the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. The Estate of Doyle v. Sprint/Nextel Corp., 2011 OK CIV APP 22
  • Obtained defense verdict and judgment on counterclaim for manufacturer in trial over contract to design and manufacture a test stand for hydraulic valves. REN v. Case Corporation, Case No. CIV-01-1262-R, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma
  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant pastor and church in defamation case. Judgment affirmed on appeal. Trice v. Burress, 2006 OK CIV APP 79, 137 P.3d 1253
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of affected landowners in an annexation dispute with an Oklahoma municipality. Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Inc., et al. v. City of Durant, Oklahoma, Case No. CV-07-00242, District Court of Bryan County, State of Oklahoma
  • Obtained summary judgment on successor liability and fraudulent transfer claims. State of Oklahoma, ex rel. John Doak, Insurance Commissioner v. Patrick Montgomery, et al., Case No. CIV-11- 864-C, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma
  • Represented insurance companies in bad faith cases. Maune v. Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company, Case No. CJ-06-5885, District Court of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma; Cole v. United American Insurance Company, et al., Case No. C-07-674, District Court of Pontotoc County, State of Oklahoma; Hogin v. Reassure American Life Insurance Company, Case CIV-06-112-R, U.S.D.C. Western District of Oklahoma
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers®: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (2022-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Commercial Litigation (2019-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2019-present)
  • Litigation Counsel of America: Fellow (2018-2019)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: (2016-2019)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Rising Star (2009, 2012-2015)
  • Benchmark Litigation: Future Star (2013-2015)
  • Benchmark Litigation: Inaugural “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list (2012)
  • Oklahoma City University Law Review: Outstanding Alumna Award (2012)
  • Super Lawyers 2021 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers List Top 25

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